Keswick and Derwent Water
CROSTHWAITE 05A - Robert Southey Memorial
The memorial to Robert Southey (Poet Laureate 1813 – 1843) in St Kentigern’s Church, Crosthwaite near Keswick in the Lake District, Cumbria.
Robert Southey lived at Greta Hall in Keswick. He wrote the original story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. His version was simply called, 'The story of the Three Bears'.
The epitaph was written by William Wordsworth, who succeeded him in the post of Poet Laureate:
"Ye Vales and Hills, whose beauty hither drew.
The poet's steps, and fixed him here, on you.
His eyes have closed."
March 20, 2018
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